April 10, 2007

Lets see if I can get a video working

Kawaii Family Secrets

Maybe a direct link will work. (I've deleted this file)

And here was have the 26 Sammy secrets. (And this one)

Babies and Fathers

Posted in Random Debris by: Will at 11:46 PM | Comments (6) | Add Comment
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1 I see 47,433,728 bytes on the server for this file.  Is that correct?

Anyway, the file played just fine.  Yay Sammy-mobile!

Posted by: Pixy Misa at April 11, 2007 01:03 PM (PiXy!)

2

That file sizes look more like what I should be seeing.

So very weird. When I first load any page in which this video object exists, the player doesn't appear at first. I get the generis object icon. It acts almost like it's buffering before bringing up the player (WM plugin in my case). While that's happening, I can see my cable modem is actively trying to grab the file. Once the object decides to actually do something, both the embedded player and Windows Media both appear. WM gives me an error about not being able to parse the AVI (because it's not actually getting ahold of the file), and the embedded player has all the controls grayed out.

While all of that is going on, it locks me out of clicking on the "Add Comment" link. You can click all you want but nothing happens. Is there some controller that is being used by both the embedded player and the comment editor?

There must be something I'm missing in my object tag. Or, I haven't got just the right path in the tag. Is it possible that Minx thinks I'm trying to hotlink the file from outside and is shutting me out? I know I can right click the direct link and save as (and if that's what I have to do, it's what I have to do).

Posted by: Will at April 11, 2007 06:42 PM (olS40)

3 Minx doesn't have hotlink prevention yet, so it's not that.  I'm not 100% sure what it is, right now.  Minx will serve up the file okay, but maybe there's something with the exact way the browser expects to receive an embedded object...  I'll have to play with it a bit more.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at April 11, 2007 06:55 PM (PiXy!)

4

Aha... I was using

data="xxx" instead of src="xxx"

That seems to have fixed the comment hangup, but it's still not pulling up the content. crud.

Oh, and it looks like the uploads may be working just fine, but when the transfer takes too long, it doesn't route me to the File Info page when the upload is complete.

Posted by: Will at April 11, 2007 08:34 PM (olS40)

5
That seems to have fixed the comment hangup
Yay!
but it's still not pulling up the content. crud.
Boo!
Oh, and it looks like the uploads may be working just fine, but when the transfer takes too long, it doesn't route me to the File Info page when the upload is complete.
Yeah, that might be the case.  So all I'd need to do is tweak the timeout flag - I'll look into that.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at April 12, 2007 03:58 AM (PiXy!)

6 Maybe we should try it with a very small video file; it might be easier to debug that.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at April 12, 2007 04:05 AM (PiXy!)

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